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Gambia president won’t take aid to accept homosexuality

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has warned foreign diplomats his country would not be “bribed” with aid to accept homosexuality. His comments late Saturday come less than two weeks after 19 people, including Gambians, Senegalese and Nigerians were arrested and charged with indecent practices after being “suspected of homosexuality”. “If you are to give…

Four-year-old Saudi boy kills father over PlayStation

An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father for refusing to buy him a PlayStation, Saudi media reported on Monday. The Asharq daily, citing police in the southern Jizan area, said the child, aged four years and seven months, grabbed his father’s pistol and shot him in the head. According to…

Breivik apologizes to his non-political victims

Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people last July, said on Monday he wanted to apologise for killing “innocent” people in hisOslo bombing, but offered no similar apology for the Utoeya massacre. He also insisted that not only his victims and their families had their lives ruined on July 22:…

Socialist candidate favored to beat Sarkozy in French presidential run-off

PARIS — Socialist Francois Hollande will beat Nicolas Sarkozy in the second round of France’s presidential election by 54 percent to 46, according to the first opinion polls after Sunday’s first round vote. A survey by the Ipsos institute commissioned by French public television and the daily Le Monde predicted…

Egypt cancels deal to supply natural gas to Israel

By Mona Salem CAIRO — Egypt has scrapped a 2005 gas export deal with Israel, which relies on Egyptian natural gas for 40 percent of its supplies to produce electricity, the chairman of a government holding firm said on Sunday. The accord was “annulled on Thursday with the East Mediterranean…

British TV crew arrested while covering Bahrain protests

Update: AFP is now reporting that the journalists have been released and are being deported LONDON — A team of journalists for Britain’s Channel 4 News was arrested Sunday after covering Bahrain’s Grand Prix race, which went ahead after a week of angry protests away from the F1 desert circuit.…

Israel forces ‘ready to hit Iran if ordered’

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces are carrying out more special operations beyond the country’s borders and will be ready to attack Iran’s nuclear sites if ordered, the chief-of-staff said in an interview on Sunday. In an extract from an interview with the top-selling Yediot Aharanot daily, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said…

‘They’re killing us’: world’s most endangered tribe cries for help

Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil’s rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355. Survival International, with backing from Colin Firth, is campaigning to stop what a judge referred to as ‘genocide’ Trundling along the dirt roads…

UN authorizes full Syria monitor mission

The United Nations voted Saturday to send 300 unarmed ceasefire observers to Syria, but the United States warned it may veto a new mandate for the force because its patience was “exhausted.” In the restive Syrian province of Homs, the first dispatch of UN observers arrived to monitor a shaky ceasefire, as…

Russian eats pound of caviar in 90 seconds

A 49-year old Russian with a big spoon in hand swallowed a pound (500 grams) of caviar in about 90 seconds to win what was billed as the world’s first eating contest featuring the pricey fish roe. “In Texas, people organise hot dog and hamburger eating championships and contests,” the swanky Apartment restaurant said…

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